MITCHELL Carl Eugene “Gene” Reynolds, 77, Mitchell, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.
Born May 10, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Robert L. and Martha (Ball) Reynolds. He and his twin brother were reared in the home of his maternal grandparents, George and Mary Ball. On January 27, 1951, he married his childhood sweetheart, Eleda Madge Watterson.
Gene retired from Carpenter Body Works with 46 years of service and was also employed at Spring Mill State Park. He served 20 years on the Mitchell Community Schools Board of Trustees and attended Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington.
He played basketball and baseball four years at Huron High School and graduated in 1950. His hobbies included gardening and plowing many gardens, carpentry, and woodworking.
A U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he served in the 300 Field Artillery”Cowboy Cannoneers.” He was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the Honor Guard, and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Gene’s long time Army buddies include Bryce Gehrmann, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Jerry Hurta, who is deceased.
Eleda Madge Reynolds, Mitchell
Danny Eugene Reynolds and wife, Ada, Mitchell
Janice Diane Reynolds, Mitchell
Maxine Wright, Charlotte, North Carolina
His parents; daughter, Martha Jean Reynolds; and twin brother, Paul Lee Reynolds, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the Mitchell High School Auditorium.
A graveside service will at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 15, at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at Mitchell High School.
Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation